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Chuck Hagel

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  • U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted

    U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted
    The United States has naval and air forces massed in the Mediterranean Sea and poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast...
  • Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack

    Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
  • On Syria, Congress should have a say

    American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
  • Getting Congress to OK military action in Syria could be tough

    WASHINGTON -- Immediate reaction to President Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria was largely positive among members of Congress, but offered little indication of whether a vote...
  • Obama urges prompt authorization of strike against Syria

    Obama urges prompt authorization of strike against Syria
    WASHINGTON -- Calling for a “prompt” congressional vote on authorizing a military strike against Syria, President Obama is making the case to top lawmakers Tuesday that the action would be “limited” and “proportional”...
  • VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog

    VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog
    As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
  • Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

    Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria
    WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
  • White House chief of staff visits local VA office

    White House chief of staff visits local VA office
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Baltimore regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to discuss efforts to address the agency's persistent backlog of veterans disability claims. The Baltimore office,...
  • Military Losing Fight Against Sexual Assault

    Apparently, May was Harass Your Female Subordinates Month in the U.S. military. I didn't get the press release, but a number of news items brought me up to speed. A sergeant at West Point is being investigated for secretly videotaping at least a dozen...
  • On Memorial Day, Obama urges U.S. to remember troops' sacrifice

    President Obama hailed the nation's fallen service members in a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, in which he noted that the war in Afghanistan was winding down but not over. "Fewer Americans are making the ultimate...
  • Three Naval Academy football players investigated in alleged sexual assault on female midshipman

    Three Naval Academy football players investigated in alleged sexual assault on female midshipman
    The Navy is investigating the alleged sexual assault last year of a female midshipman at the Naval Academy by three members of the football team, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday. The woman has told investigators she remembers little of the...